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Accident at Edson Airport

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Occurrence No.: A23W0048 Occurrence Type: ACCIDENT

Class: CLASS 4 Reportable Type:

Date: 2023-05-04 Time: 20:02:00 MDT

Region of Responsibility: WESTERN

Location: CYET - EDSON

Country: CANADA Province: ALBERTA

Ground Injuries: Fatal: 0 Minor: 0 Serious: 0 Unknown: 0

---------- Aircraft 1 ----------

Registration: C-FAVX Operator: Range Helicopters Inc


Operator Type: COMMERCIAL

Model: AS 350 B2 CARS Sub Part: 702 - AERIAL WORK

Injuries: Fatal: 0 Minor: 1 Serious: 0 None: 0 Unknown: 0

Occurrence Summary:

C-FAVX, a Range Helicopters Inc. Airbus Helicopters AS350-B2, was returning to the Edson

airport (CYET), AB, from a staging area supporting firefighting operations to the east of Edson, AB.

On approach to CYET the pilot elected to expedite his arrival routing due to incoming fixed wing air

traffic. On the final approach to landing, the helicopter entered a descent that resulted in a hard

landing and roll-over. The pilot survived with minor injuries; the helicopter was substantially

damaged. Post impact, the engine continued to run and was subsequently shut down. The ELT

activated; there was no post-impact fire.

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